Eye of Kuruman
Afrikaans name: Die Oog
The Eye of Kuruman is a tranquil place
The Eye of Kuruman is a natural spring around which the town of Kuruman has developed. The spring, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, delivers around 20 million litres of water a day. What is also amazing is that the water is clean and crystal clear.
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The spring provides water for the town as well as local irrigation projects and it flows even when the surrounding areas of experiencing droughts.
The area around The Eye has been developed into a park and provides a wonderful setting to enjoy some peace.
The dam that has formed around The Eye is home to various types of fish the most interesting of which is a type of cichlid known as Pseudocrenilabrus philander. Its common name is the Southern Mouth Brooder.
The water emerges between these rocks
Visitors can wander along paths and bridges
References and further readingPlaces to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 330
Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 263